Have you ever felt the need to record your world in a hands-free, low-effort way? Well, if you have, you are not alone. So far, 695 backers have contributed $269,500 to the FITT360 on Kickstarter. This revolutionary device is a relatively unobtrusive way for someone to record – at a full 360-degree angle – their lives. Originally, this device only called for $50,000 in donations. Now, with almost a month left to go still, it has already more-than-quadrupled the donations that were requested to crowdfund this device. Created by Linkflow, Inc., the FITT360 neckband is the first device of its kind to hit the markets.
What is the FITT 360 Neckband?
The world’s first hands-free, neck-worn camera is quite simple to use. You just put it around your neck, hit record, and the trio of full-HD cameras will begin capturing your world in a way you’ve never seen it before. This device is streaming-compatible, and can even be used on Virtual Reality Headsets. The FITT360’s trio of HD cameras uses compensation and movement normalization to create three clips. Then, they are auto-stitched together. The results are gorgeous, and are even ready for virtual reality devices. Of course, you can also export regular and 360-degree pictures and videos.
Imagine this – one of your favorite Hollywood stuntmen or performers puts on a FITT360 and enables it for streaming. In the comfort of your own home, you could strap on your Oculus Rift or similar virtual reality headset and experience what they are seeing with their own eyes for yourself. This device could possibly bring a revolution in home entertainment.
What Other Features Does it Offer?
Besides the true first-person recording and streaming that the FITT360 was created for, it also offers a variety of other appealing features. For example, it offers “life logging”. This makes use of the embedded GPS to track and map videos taken by the device. The company pushes the creation of custom street views as a cool use of this feature. The FITT360 is also a Bluetooth headset. It is capable of mapping to any Bluetooth-capable device, and can be used to listen to music or answer phone calls. Therefore, even if you aren’t making videos this device still has its uses.
The FITT360 comes in at a pretty light weight and has a very low profile. It can also be turned on or off with a physical button located directly on the device. This camera offers 90 minutes of battery life, is heat proof, has embedded GPS, is water-resistant, shock-proof, and offers a universal USB connection for uploading footage and photographs. These devices have been painstakingly crafted to ensure that most people are able to wear them. They took measurements of over 500 people’s necks to create the three sizes that are available (small, medium, and large). This means that no matter what size you are, there is a FITT360 that will fit you comfortably.
If you decide to pledge some cash to this Kickstarter, there are several kits available. If you decide to back the product soon, you will probably be taking advantage of the Super Early Bird specials that are still available. The first kit is called the “Just FITT360” pledge. It includes the device itself, a storage pouch, and a charging cable. It also offers free shipping. At $396, this device is a steal – especially for someone who wants to use it for creating VR videos that can be enjoyed by the general public.
The other Super Early Bird kit is the “Complete Set”. This includes the device, the pouch, a charging cable, and a beautifully-designed storage cradle. It will only cost you about $20 to pledge for this kit – and the cradle isn’t worth missing out on. It will ship free to anywhere in the world. The first deliveries are expected to be made sometime around October 2018. While this may seem like a long time to wait – and, to be fair, it is – you may want to take advantage of the early bird offers. As time goes on, each of these kits will become more expensive for the same items and accessories included. If the FITT360 catches your eye, you should purchase it as soon as possible to get the best deal.
Though the FITT360 is comparable to other camera devices of this type, it trumps them in ease-of-use and aesthetic appeal. The cameras will provide excellent quality recordings, and the device is low-impact and low-weight. It will never be uncomfortable to wear, and can map easily to your other devices. Overall, this Kickstarter product looks pretty promising. It is worth checking out, or maybe even pledging for, the FITT360. One can only imagine the types of entertainment that similar devices will provide in the future – especially when you think about real-world first-person virtual reality.